Who Is The Presidency??? Angry Buhari Shows Up, Replies Suspended SGF, Babachir Lawal, In A Grand Style

By Post Nigeria April 21, 2017 11:57

Who Is The Presidency??? Angry Buhari Shows Up, Replies Suspended SGF, Babachir Lawal, In A Grand Style

President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Friday morning, reacted to the comment credited to the suspended Secretary of the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir David Lawal, questioning who the Presidency was, when he was accosted by State House Correspondents, on Wednesday.

Buhari through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made this reaction on ‘Sunrise Daily’,  a Channels Televisions early morning programme, which was monitored by Post-Nigeria.

Adesina described the question by the suspended SGF, as rhetorical, adding that, it does not necessarily need an answer.

“I return that to the media, because most times when anybody talks, it could even be a Presidential Aide, they attribute it to the Presidency”, a situation which according to him, should not really be the case.

“I just understand what is being done, I understand why it’s being used, and I know it’s a media way of doing things.”

He however, noted that if Nigerians must get an answer to the question, then “we must get it from the SGF.”

Responding to questions as to why both issues of the SGF and the NIA DG were being lumped together, and given the same verdict, Adesina said there is the saying that: “A matter is not fully settled, until it has been permanently settled.”

According to him, the issue of the SGF had been running for so long, because although the Senate had demanded that he be removed, the President rejected the move initially, because according to him, due process was not followed.

He then explained that the development is coming now, because the President feels it is now time to set up an investigation team that would look into both issues, even though they are not in any way related.

He also responded to calls from the public, that the Investigative Panel headed by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, should not have been set up, when there are agencies of government that have been empowered to carry out such investigations.

According to him: “The government believes that setting up an investigation at this time is right, and government has the mandate of the people. It will not satisfy everybody, but it does not matter.

“You will never win with some Nigerians, they will always find faults, but then the government has been elected, and government is in place to do certain things, and government would do what it believes to be right at any given time.”

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